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Maria Sharapova follows through on a shot during Wednesday's match against Vitalia Diatchenko at the French Open in Paris. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-1.

Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out at French Open

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on May 27, 2015, at 5:49 p.m.
PARIS — Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori. The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the women’s draw …

TV, radio schedule for May 28, 2015

on May 27, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TEXAS, 8 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), …

Nadal, Djokovic, Serena Williams move into second round

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on May 26, 2015, at 7:26 p.m.
PARIS — The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea, the traffic clogged the Peripherique and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday. For all intents and purposes it was a normal day at the French Open as Nadal claimed victory No. …
Sloane Stephens (USA) in action during her match against Venus Williams (USA) on day two at Roland Garros.

Stephens downs Venus, Sharapova booed after victory

By Wire Service Reports on May 25, 2015, at 9:41 p.m.
PARIS — Former world No. 1 Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday. It was not a major surprise though as Stephens has reached the fourth round of the clay-court grand …
Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot to Facundo Arguello of Argentina during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, May 25, 2015.

Murray dispatches Arguello in opening round

By Wire Service Reports on May 25, 2015, at 9:39 p.m.
PARIS — Andy Murray’s growing love of clay blossomed as he posted an easy first-round win at the French Open on Monday. Men’s third seed Murray took his winning streak on the red dust to 11 matches by overpowering Argentine lucky loser Facundo Arguello 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 at Roland Garros, …
Switzerland's Roger Federer appeals to security after a spectator tries to take a "selfie" on the court after Federer's first-round win Sunday in the French Open in Paris.

Federer’s mood darkened by security break after easy win at French Open

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on May 24, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
PARIS — Roger Federer enlivened a routine day at the office with a violet and pink outfit and a several dabs of brilliance to launch another French Open quest but his mood darkened after a security breach on Sunday. The evergreen Swiss was in full control against Colombia’s Alejandro Falla, …

High school tennis: State singles tourney results

on May 18, 2015, at 10:11 a.m.
At Caribou Region 1 Boys Semifinals — Michael Marquis, Caribou def. Isiah Littleton , Houlton 8-2; Ethan Plourde, Caribou def. Luke Gendreau, Madawaska 8-2; Byron Winslow, Presque Isle def. Matthew Cyr, Madawaska 8-1; Chase Norton, Presque Isle def. Dakota Gramour, Houlton 8-0; Brendan Cyr, Caribou def. Brandon Sytulek, Van Buren …
Olivia Leavitt of Falmouth celebrates after winning the 2014 MPA girls' singles championship at Bates College in Lewiston on June 2, 2014.

High school tennis singles tourney begins Saturday

By Ernie Clark on May 15, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
Postseason play for Maine high school tennis commences Saturday with singles tournament qualifying rounds for boys and girls at several venues around the state. Early round matches will be held at five regionals: Region 1 (Caribou High School), Region 2 (Bangor area), Region 3 (boys at Buker Courts, Augusta, and …

Mattanawcook tennis standout heading to Husson

on May 12, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Mattanawcook Academy tennis standout Meridith Blessard has committed to play tennis at Husson University this fall, head coach Josh Warren announced in a news release Tuesday. Blessard played two years of varsity tennis at Bucktail High School in Renovo, Pennsylvania, before transferring to Mattanawcook in Lincoln. As …
Mercedes Hammond of Belgrade hits a two-handed backhand.

Tennis journey leads Belgrade teen from pro ranks to university scholarship

By Ernie Clark on April 29, 2015, at 2:58 p.m.
Mercedes “Sadie” Hammond admits tennis didn’t immediately come easily after she began playing the sport competitively at age 10. But she’s been a quick study. Now 17, the Belgrade native has lived and trained in Florida for more than a year and a half, competed in numerous professional tournaments, gained …

TV, radio sports schedule for Apr. 10, 2015

on April 09, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, Duck Commander 500 practice, 11:30 a.m., final practice 2 p.m., qualifying 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series, O’Reilly Auto Parts 350, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., race 8:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 …

TV, radio schedule for April 9, 2015

on April 08, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), …

TV, radio schedule for April 4-5, 2015

on April 03, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING FIA Formula E Championship: Long Beach, 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE STONEY BROOK at MAINE (double header), 1 p.m., WGUY Veazie (94.1 FM, 1240 AM); UMaine Internet (GoBlackBears.com) BASEBALL, SPRING TRAINING BOSTON at MINNESOTA, 1 p.m., NESN-TV; WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio BASKETBALL, …

TV, radio schedule for March 28-29, 2015

on March 27, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: STP 500, Practice, 10 a.m., Final Practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville, Qualifying, 11 a.m., Race, 2:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, SPRING TRAINING BOSTON at TAMPA BAY, 1 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio BASKETBALL, MEN …

TV Radio schedule for March 20, 2015

on March 19, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 400, Practice, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Fontana, Practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 400 Qualifying, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, MEN NCAA Basketball Tournament NEW MEXICO STATE vs. KANSAS, noon, CBS-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio GEORGIA …

Local sports results for March 16, 2015

on March 17, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE Softball Thomas at Gordon (2), 3 p.m. Women’s lacrosse Colby at Southern Maine, 4 p.m. Results COLLEGE Monday’s Results BASEBALL Southern Maine 7, Rowan 4 UM-Farmington 4, Fredonia State 3 MEN’S LACROSSE St. Joseph’s 18, UM-Farmington 3 MEN’S TENNIS Colby 8, Southern Maine 1 Sunday’s Results BASEBALL …

Local sports results for Mar. 7-8, 2015

on March 09, 2015, at 9:58 a.m.
High school hockey Tourney scoreboard Eastern Maine Finals Tuesday, March 3 (At Colisee, Lewiston) Class A A6: No. 1 St. Dominic 5, No. 2 Lewiston 3 (At Alfond, Orono) Class B B5: No. 1 Messalonskee 8, No. 3 Winslow 3 State finals Saturday, March 7 (At Colisee, Lewiston) Class A …

Sports briefs for March 2, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 02, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.
UMaine swimmer sets school record PITTSBURGH — University of Maine junior Matt England set a UMaine record in the 100 backstroke, racing to time of 49.4 seconds during the trials at the ECAC Championships over the weekend at the University of Pittsburgh. The Bangor High graduate finished in eighth place …
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Andy Murray of Britain during their men's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne Sunday.

Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

By Greg Stutchbury, Reuters on Feb. 01, 2015, at 5:07 p.m.
MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but on Sunday he firmly established him as the king of Melbourne’s blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title. The 27-year-old Serb, limping from two slips on court, breathing heavily and battling …
Tennis great Martina Navratilova (center) stands with Serena Williams (left) of the U.S. as she holds the winner's trophy next to Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning their women's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament Saturday in Melbourne.

Serena Williams overpowers Sharapova to win 19th grand slam

By Greg Stutchbury, Reuters on Jan. 31, 2015, at 5:50 p.m.
MELBOURNE — Top seed Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title with a 6-3, 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Williams’ sixth title at Melbourne Park moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen Wills …
 
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